Searches continued yesterday in the effort to trace missing Inverness man Michael McColl after he was first reported missing on Christmas Eve –over four days ago.
An appeal for information has been reissued as police grow increasingly concerned for the Inverness man.
Fresh CCTV images have now been released of Mr McColl’s last known movements in a bid to encourage members of the public to jog their memories over whether they possibly have seen him.
The 33-year-old man was last seen on December 24 in the Raigmore Estate area of the Highland capital. The local resident, who speaks with an Inverness accent, was last seen around 11pm.
Police believe Mr McColl was on Mackintosh Road around the time of the sighting and began line searches in the area around 9.30am yesterday.
Police officers on foot were joined by members of the Dog Section as officers utilised daylight hours to thoroughly search the area. The search was stood down around 4.30pm with a planned reinstatement due to begin this morning.
“Our searches today are focused around the Raigmore Estate area from the hospital and along Mackintosh Road.
“We would urge anyone who may have seen Michael prior to or after 11pm on Christmas Eve to contact us. We would also ask residents in the Raigmore area to check outbuildings, sheds and caravans for signs Michael may have taken shelter inside.
“We have also released CCTV images of Michael taken on December 24 and would urge anyone who remembers seeing him to contact us.”
Mr McColl is described as being around six foot and four inches tall, of slim build with a pale complexion, and possessing short brown hair.
He is known to habitually wear a blue denim jacket with grey cotton sleeves, black jeans and a black beanie style hat and has recognisable piercings on his lip and nose.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.